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Forum: In-Ground Pool Construction and Repair

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  1. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: A-B-Cs of liner tucks

    Hey all of you with beaded liner pools! The question of ‘reattaching the liner back into the track’ comes up on a regular basis so I figure it...

    Started by waste‎, 05-23-2007 08:04 PM
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    liner replacement, repair, sticky
    • Replies: 18
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    08-08-2016 10:52 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: For those of you with sand blowing back into the pool....

    I've learned a great deal in the past week about what can/will go wrong with a sand filter. Many, many times on this forum people have complained...

    Started by aylad‎, 07-20-2007 03:56 PM
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    10-24-2015 07:48 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended equipment for new inground pool

    New here, enjoy the info already. I am building a 30-35000 gallon pool. I am needing advice on the equipment and cleaner. I prefer pentair will have...

    Started by willx6‎, 04-19-2014 12:34 PM
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    sticky, sticky-equipment
    • Replies: 15
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    05-26-2015 11:20 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Patching a leak in a vinyl liner

    We think we finally found the hole. It's in the wall but almost at the bottom of the wall. Does anybody have any experience with patching a hole? Do...

    Started by reesie‎, 07-14-2011 07:57 PM
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    liner repair, liner replacement, patch, repair, sticky
    • Replies: 19
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    08-26-2014 09:35 AM Go to last post
  5. Talking Sticky Thread Sticky: Step-by-Step Account of Fiberglass Pool Crack Repair

    I thought I would post the process I went through to repair the structural crack in the deep end of our 5 year old fiberglass pool... I am just a...

    Started by Bosco390‎, 07-14-2012 09:11 AM
    edit, sticky, sticky-fiberglass-repair
    • Replies: 7
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    06-21-2014 07:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to find a hole in the liner?

    I have a small hole somewhere in my liner. It must be very small as I lose water very slowly. Is there any way to find the hole in the liner...

    Started by MaxxFusion‎, 09-29-2008 11:27 AM
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    dye test, sticky, vid
    • Replies: 12
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    01-11-2014 03:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Electrical Safety Tips

    It goes without saying that water and electricity don’t mix. It can kill you. Here are a few tips and suggestions that may help you. But first, a...

    Started by BigTallGuy‎, 06-17-2010 07:06 PM
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    06-30-2013 10:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: air in return jets and my ordeal

    I believe it is my 5th or 6th season having a pool. I opened the pool 2 days ago. Hooked everything up and turned on the pump. I had air bubbles...

    Started by sunofthebeach‎, 04-27-2009 09:23 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-30-2013 10:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Detecting a leak with the 'bucket test'

    Written by one of our very helpful members, Waste aka Ted. Thanks, Ted! The bucket test is used to take evaporation out of the picture (mark...

    Started by Watermom‎, 05-21-2011 09:57 PM
    needs fix, sticky
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    05-21-2011 09:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Air bubbles but no leak....I think?

    I have air bubbles coming back through the return jets. I did not have the problem until about a month or so ago. I have checked the fittings and...

    Started by justawildchild‎, 08-04-2007 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-14-2008 01:54 PM Go to last post
  1. I think I've got a Leak, but where???

    Hi all, I opened my pool a week ago with no issues. Yesterday, I thought the water level looked a little low, but chalked it up to the frequent back...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 05-27-2017 11:12 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-13-2017 12:25 PM Go to last post
  2. IG Pool Rebuild Questions ?

    Hello Everyone - I'm finally preparing to locate a contractor to repair my IG pool - I've been keeping it going over the past few years but it's...

    Started by zooba72‎, 05-11-2017 11:06 PM
    contractor selection, coping, liner replace, vinyl steps
    • Replies: 2
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    05-18-2017 11:30 AM Go to last post
  3. Question Pool Inspections for purchase of New Home

    Buying a older home in Vero Beach, FL. I want to get the pool and equipment pressure and leak tested. Any advice on what I want to make sure gets...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 05-16-2017 11:08 PM
    inspection, pressure
    • Replies: 3
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    05-18-2017 11:25 AM Go to last post
  4. repipe?

    hello, I noticed I had some leaks at the front of the pvc piece going into the basket and the line going to the filter. This was causing air to show...

    Started by packerfan‎, 05-08-2017 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-09-2017 12:21 PM Go to last post
  5. Return pipes leak

    I have my return lines leaking. Currently plugged and just returning to main drain. Has anyone used the ppg1 and ppg2 system to stop leaks in the...

    Started by lstinthot‎, 04-14-2017 11:57 AM
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    04-14-2017 11:57 AM Go to last post
  6. Leaky Backwash Valve?

    I've notice the water level in my pool has been dropping rapidly lately. At first I thought it was evaporation due to the temps spiking into the mid...

    Started by Phillbo‎, 03-18-2017 02:59 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-18-2017 02:59 PM Go to last post
  7. Kool Deck restoration options

    Looking for input on Kool Deck restoration options. My pool here in Phoenix is 24 years old and has the standard Kool Deck surface. The deck is...

    Started by gary_az‎, 03-01-2012 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-08-2017 07:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Pool Pressure Drops about 5 PSI - when valve set to full Main Drain

    Hello - I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts on this - I've noticed that when I set my valve to full main drain, the filter drops about 4 or 5 PSI...

    Started by zooba72‎, 10-15-2016 06:36 PM
    filter, leaks, main drain, pressure
    • Replies: 2
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    10-15-2016 10:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Fiberglass steps seal? new install

    Do you recommend any additional sealer or sealant between liner and rubber gasket on the fiberglass steps? Is there some type of adhesive or...

    Started by goosegunner‎, 10-14-2016 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-14-2016 10:40 AM Go to last post
  10. Time for a new liner questions

    After 15 summers out pool could probably use a new liner. I got a quote and was very surprised that it came in at $3600. I have a 16' X 32' poly wall...

    Started by goosegunner‎, 10-14-2016 10:36 AM
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    10-14-2016 10:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Dealing with Pool Leak and what is Pressure side leak and how to resolve this??

    I have an inground pool 18 x 32 with steps. I done the Pool bucket test. It stays the same when the pool is off. When I turn it on I lose about 1/2...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 09-08-2016 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-08-2016 10:23 AM Go to last post
  12. Clog somewhere in system?

    Originally I thought I had air coming into my system (another thread) and now that I've replaced the pump (sigh) I realize there is "just" a clog...

    Started by mkelley‎, 09-03-2016 05:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-04-2016 09:01 AM Go to last post
  13. Smile How do you know when to replaster your pool

    My pool has become seriously pitted due to loss of CYA over the winter. It is very difficult to get the algae scrubbed out. It has a few cracks but...

    Started by crandies‎, 08-29-2016 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-29-2016 09:06 PM Go to last post
  14. replacing flaked out areas of grout above tile with polyurethane caulk

    Hi, I noticed that there are several small areas where, along the tops of my tile, the grouting has flaked away. Where there is grouting missing,...

    Started by three4rd‎, 08-23-2016 08:47 PM
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    08-23-2016 08:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Leak in newly installed liner

    I have a leak, about 1" every 24 hrs. I had a similar leak in my old liner but not as prevalent. Here are the steps I have gone through at least...

    Started by selectstar‎, 08-08-2016 09:06 AM
    leak liner
    • Replies: 3
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    08-12-2016 08:41 PM Go to last post
  16. pool leak?

    Hi, I have a 100,000 litre above ground pool, installed sometime in the 80's. It's all concrete, with a vinyl liner. This year, for some...

    Started by Shakushinnen‎, 07-17-2016 03:32 PM
    pool leak
    • Replies: 3
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    07-22-2016 11:27 AM Go to last post
  17. Question on Pool Repair

    I have to replace my liner, coping, cover, steps, etc... The pool had been neglected for a long time and it's in bad shape. Lot's of holes in the...

    Started by zooba72‎, 06-21-2016 02:54 AM
    repair, repairing cracks
    • Replies: 9
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    07-02-2016 12:48 AM Go to last post
  18. location of main drain pipe

    Thank you for allowing me to join your forum. I need help determining the location of the main drain pipe which goes from my main drain at the...

    Started by sks24‎, 08-02-2014 12:37 PM
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    06-25-2016 01:58 PM Go to last post
  19. How to stay underwater without scuba gear?

    Pool leak I believe caused by vacuum pulling out vinyl patches made some years ago by American Leak Company. I need to go down and re-patch back what...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 05-17-2016 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-31-2016 11:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Best way of knowing pool leak

    Water was at level. Pool had some patches done before by American Leak company some years back. but after Pool vacuum put on the water level drop...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 05-17-2016 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,618
    05-30-2016 03:31 PM Go to last post

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